Heavy rains have wreaked havoc in Tamil Nadu. At present, the Meteorological Department says that many areas like Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, and Tiruvannamalai as well as Puducherry will see heavy rains along with thunderstorms on Wednesday. Incessant rains in the state have made life difficult for the people. Starting in the morning on November 9 till 9.30 pm, Karaikkal received about 20 cm of rain and Nagapattinam about 15 cm. Similarly, there is a possibility of heavy rain today as well.
Similar rains were recorded in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday as well. According to the IMD, Karaikkal received around 20 cm of rain and Nagapattinam around 15 cm in 24 hours. “Extremely heavy rainfall (20 cm) is very likely to occur at isolated places over different districts of central and northern parts of Coastal Tamil Nadu till November 11,” the IMD said.
Light to moderate rain will also occur over Kerala and South Coastal Andhra Pradesh.
The low pressure system will continue to move northwestwards and it is very likely to reach Tamil Nadu coast on November 11. Another low pressure area is very likely to develop over South Andaman Sea on November 13 and move north-westwards towards India in next 48 hours.
According to the Meteorological Department’s bulletin, the low pressure system will lead to rough conditions in the Bay of Bengal and fishermen have been advised not to venture into the Bay of Bengal off Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh coast till November 11. The IMD has also said that rain under the influence of the system can reduce visibility, water-logging can cause traffic jams and some damage to vulnerable buildings. The Meteorological Department has also suggested restricting recreational activities along the coast.